code of morals

See: ethics
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And finally, as it is not enough, before commencing to rebuild the house in which we live, that it be pulled down, and materials and builders provided, or that we engage in the work ourselves, according to a plan which we have beforehand carefully drawn out, but as it is likewise necessary that we be furnished with some other house in which we may live commodiously during the operations, so that I might not remain irresolute in my actions, while my reason compelled me to suspend my judgement, and that I might not be prevented from living thenceforward in the greatest possible felicity, I formed a provisory code of morals, composed of three or four maxims, with which I am desirous to make you acquainted.
In fine, to conclude this code of morals, I thought of reviewing the different occupations of men in this life, with the view of making choice of the best.
It would almost seem that, according to their peculiar code of morals, the pilfering of a hatchet or a wrought nail from a European, is looked upon as a praiseworthy action.
I suspected a degree of laxity in his code of morals, there was something so cold and BLASE in his tone whenever he alluded to what he called "le beau sexe;" but he was too gentlemanlike to intrude topics I did not invite, and as he was really intelligent and really fond of intellectual subjects of discourse, he and I always found enough to talk about, without seeking themes in the mire.
As the fierce dark teaching of his childhood had never sunk into his heart, so that first article in his code of morals was, that he must begin, in practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven.
Why do they behave as though they had a vastly superior code of morals and the child's immortal soul was in their sole care?
What was left, he once observed, was "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.
However, the problem is not with an Islamic code of morals (which is not very alien to most Egyptian values really), the problem is whether the method of this implementation is inclusive and whether the timing is relevant.
The memo said that the detention by security authorities of dozens of women and girls for protracted periods without allowing them visitation by family members or lawyers "represents a departure from Sudanese customs and code of morals which dictate respect for women and avoidance of humiliating them" The memo documented cases of extreme violence including murder, dangerous injuries, torture, and forced disappearance of men and women from all age brackets, "all in ways of punishment for exercising their constitutional rights.
Jefferson's goal in creating this volume was to distill Jesus' ethical teachings, which he believed provided "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.
As we have become almost entirely dependent on other nations for products, this dependence has expanded to cover the code of morals we believe in.
But during his term in the White House he composed a ``Philosophy of Jesus Christ,'' and he later enlarged it into ``The Jefferson Bible,'' a compendium (in four languages) of the moral teachings of Jesus that he called ``the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.